Articles in the Spiritual Development Category
Those who fill their hearts with unkindness can never learn to love God.To grow closer to God, you must be kind and loving to all. Making others happy through kindness of speech and sincerity of right advice is a sign of true greatness.
The more a person gives generously of himself, to God and to life, the more karmic law supports him in return. Always keep a generous attitude even if you haven’t the financial means to be generous in more material ways.
Good health results from a strong unobstructed flow of life-force to all areas of the body; illness, moods, apathy—in fact, all negative states—are symptoms of a conflict or blockage of the life-force. One of the great benefits of meditation is a gradual freedom from these conflicts.
People should look carefully at anything in themselves that they’d rather ignore, things their conscience tells them they ought, or ought not, to do.
When the motor scooter bucked, my body was launched into the air. Witnesses said I did at least one cartwheel, but I only remember a blur. I believe my right leg folded up under me as I hit the pavement with my full body weight. Then I rolled lengthwise several times until I was lying face up on the grass by the roadside.
Rightly understood, the search for the soul mate is a demanding and ultimately divinely rewarding path to freedom. The merging of twin souls leads finally to transcendence of their separate egos and a perfecting of their love in God.
You are not your body, male or female. You are not your personality. The body you take on is just the product of all the things you’ve done and the reactions you’ve had over many lifetimes. These experiences have molded your face, your personality, your likes and dislikes, and have become your self-definitions, but you are none of those things.
Spiritually, the most important attitude for a healer is a constant awareness that God is the source of the healing power. There is also the need for reverent devotion to God and Guru because if you pray and ask the Masters to guide you, they will protect you from all negative influences, especially any tendency to become egoic.
Accept others as they are. Accept life as it is. By learning acceptance, you will learn above all to accept yourself. With acceptance will come forgiveness, and a joyful sense of inner release.
As we contemplate the rays of Dwapara Yuga, it should be clear that love alone will help us fully to absorb their beneficial energies.
It’s people who make communities, and more than that, it’s people in tune with a state of divine consciousness. This state of consciousness is something given to us by God, and it’s this consciousness that makes Ananda what it is.
The existence of life after death is the greatest mystery guarded by nature. No one is allowed, no matter how great a saint he might have been, to come back after death and tell the masses of people of the life-eternal.
The simple truth is: no human being can make the leap from ego-consciousness to cosmic consciousness by merely believing in that infinite consciousness.
The stronger the family, spiritually speaking, the greater its attractive pull on new souls that may still be wandering in search of an identity of their own.
All of us are products of God’s bliss. How could anyone not want—each according to his own understanding—to reclaim that bliss?